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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 162 - Wednesday, 29th August 2007
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [Murphy keeping local people happy - Kingfishers on the Wye - Cricket Day in memory of Matt]
Page 2 [Carnival Extra family Fun Day - GCSE Success at JKHS - Peterstow Horticultural Show]
Page 3 [Border Counties Vintage Road Run - What's Happening in Ross This Week]

Page 4

[The Moby Bus - Zebras at the Prince - Happy Birthday Jay - Kempley Heritage - Two Ross Hotels Short Listed]
Page 5 [Ross Regatta - Readers' Letters - Wondrous Weaving - Strange Photo at St. Dubricius Church]
Page 6 [Bands in the Park - h.Art - Ross Lions - Door Knocking Campaign - Rugby - Weather Station]
Page 7 [Herefordshire County News]
Fun Family Day Out - Carnival Extra

Due to the flooding which forced Ross Town Carnival to relocate to Wilton Car Park this year, some of the events that were scheduled had to be postponed. However, the committee have arranged for some of these to take place on the usual carnival field, the Caroline Symonds Gardens, on Sunday, 9th September.

One of the events taking place is The Companion Dog Show. Entries will be taken from 11am and cost £1 per class. The judging will take place from 12 Noon. The proceeds from this event will go to the Foundation for the Study of Infant Cot Death

There will be lots of other things happening on the field, including a bouncy castle, hot dogs, ice creams, charity stalls and much more. See you down there?



GCSE Success at John Kyrle High School

A record equalling 64% of student GCSE entries at 5+ A*-C grades, with an increase in the overall pass rate to 99%, followed last week's outstanding A Level results at John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre. Over half of the higher grade GCSEs included Maths and English with 74% of grades at C or above. These results follow last week's record breaking A Level scores and complete an outstanding year for the school.

As a High Performing Specialist College John Kyrle will be operating 3 specialisms - Technology, Modern Foreign Languages and Vocational Learning - from September.

Headteacher, Nigel Griffiths, said he was delighted for students, parents, staff and governors, all of whom had worked very hard to gain these results. He was especially pleased with the performance of the school's identified high-performing students with the number of A* - A grades being higher than the national average. Also, when many other schools are allowing students to drop MFL, John Kyrle has compulsory languages at GCSE with the department's performance being amongst the best in the school.

Mr Griffiths said, 'Highly qualified and hugely committed staff support the school's relentless pursuit of high performance and this has allowed us, once again, to match our previous best. I am sure that parents of Year 11 students would confirm our view that close partnership with home is a key driver in our continued success.'

In addition to gaining 10 A* grades, Laurence Hanes was informed by the examination board, AQA, that his performance in Science was amongst the best 5 nationally from almost a quarter of a million entries. A number of John Kyrle students are also worthy of individual praise. These include Jess Bricknell who gained 11 A* grades; Sophie Dryden, 9A* and 2 A; James Lester 6A* and 5A; Suzanne Netting, 9A* and 2A; Alice Ancrum, 5A* and 7A; Sean Tull, 9A* and 5 A.

Assistant Headteacher, Rob Wallace said that the results augured well for the large number of students returning to John Kyrle's Sixth Form.


On results day; Matt Frost, Laurence Hanes Sean Tull, Caroline Phelps, Katy Rogers-Davies, Julia Pascoe, Josie Cox, Natalie Collins and Jessica Bricknell. Ref: DSC_0369

Headteacher, Nigel Griffiths with Laurence Hanes, who came within the
top 5 out of 1/4 million in science, with the AQA Board. Ref: DSC_0375

Queuing to enrol for 6th Form College at JKHS. Ref: DSC_0374
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Peterstow Village Horticultural Show

The third annual Peterstow Horticultural Show as held in beautiful sunshine on the village common on Saturday, 25th August. Wyenot News arrived after the judging had taken place and discovered that there had been 270 entries of fruit and vegetables, floral displays, cakes, handicrafts and photographic entries. Not bad for a small village.

The committee and a couple of visitors had already eaten a prize winning quiche by the time we arrived, but there were lots of other items to tempt the public upon their arrival

One of the stalls that attracted our attention was a jewellery stall. All of the colourful and beautifully made items are hand made by Victoria Pakes of Leominster and they are surprisingly inexpensive. This is a relatively new venture for Victoria and we wish her well.


Some of the beautiful floral entries. Ref: DSC_0427

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Just a few of the many vegetable entries in the show. Ref: DSC_0417

Victoria Pakes of Leominster with her beautiful hand made jewellery. Ref: DSC_0442

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